The latest release of the BlackBerry Java Development Environment (JDE) v4.1 provides more features than ever before, including enhancements to APIs, the BlackBerry Integrated Design Environment (IDE), simulators, documentation and samples. The BlackBerry JDE v4.1 now provides support for Sun JDK 5.0 release. As well, the IDE includes support for third party debugging tools via Java Debug Wire Protocol (JDWP), enabling a choice of development packages for BlackBerry application development. The BlackBerry JDE v4.1 release also allows the integration of third-party source control systems making development in a multi-versioned environment easier.
Included in the BlackBerry JDE v4.1 are new APIs and enhancements to existing ones, including:
* BlackBerry Smart Card Readerâ„¢ API
* ServiceRouting API
* Address Book APIs – Retrieve sort order, categories
* Phone APIs – Access to device phone number and SIM Card
* Runtime APIs – Expanded application invocation API support; detect user password enable/disable status; detect network time
* Home Screen APIs
To download this latest release, visit the Developers section of the BlackBerry web site.